#FundingFriday: 5 Recent Research Grants on Grants.gov

Research grants support a wide variety of critical, public-serving missions by the federal government. Check out these five federal funding opportunities that support research in a variety of fields.

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1) TriService Nursing Research Program “Open Call” FOA – Department of Defense

This grant supports rigorous scientific research studies and evidence-based practice (EBP) projects in the field of military nursing. This research funding is for any nonprofit entity for the purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical research, medical consultation, and medical education.


2) BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01) – Department of Health and Human Services

Invasive surgical procedures provide the unique ability to record and stimulate neurons within precisely localized brain structures in humans. Human studies using invasive technology are often constrained by a limited number of patients and resources available to implement complex experimental protocols and are rarely aggregated in a manner that addresses research questions with appropriate statistical power.

This funding opportunity from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome these fundamental barriers. Projects should investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience.


3) Solar, Heliospheric, and INterplanetary Environment (SHINE) – National Science Foundation

The solar and heliospheric research communities are dedicated to promoting enhanced understanding of, and predictive capabilities for, solar disturbances that propagate to the Earth.

Broad-based, grass-roots associations such as SHINE have developed to focus community effort on these scientific questions. Proposals are solicited for research directly related to topics under consideration and discussion at community workshops organized by SHINE.


4) Collaborative Research Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities

Debate, exchange of ideas, and working together—all are basic activities that advance humanities knowledge and foster rich scholarship that would not be possible by researchers working on their own.

The Collaborative Research grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities.


5) Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research – Department of Defense

The United States Army Medical and Materiel Command’s (USAMRMC) mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large.

The scope of the effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies. Extramural research and development programs play a vital role in the fulfillment of the objectives established by the USAMRMC.